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Album Review: Sama Dams

Comfort in Doubt (Self-Released)


Album Reviews
[AVANT ROCK] It might always be necessary to distinguish Sam Adams from Portland’s former mayor-turned-DJ. But as the frontman for his almost eponymous band, Sama Dams, the other Adams has don   More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 TREE PALMEDO

Drummer Chris Brown

The son of a local jazz legend brings his own fiery sound to the drums.


Fall Arts
Chris Brown is trying to teach a lesson. Leaning back at a table outside Peet’s Coffee on Northeast Broadway, he’s throwing punches at an invisible target, beating the crap out of the air to   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 TREE PALMEDO

Portland Fall Jazz and World Music Picks


Fall Arts
Mel Brown Septet Album Release At this point, the Mel Brown Septet is basically the wallpaper of the Portland jazz scene, holding down the Jimmy Mak’s stage with likeable, hard-swinging bop nea   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 TREE PALMEDO

Hotseat: Hank Shocklee On Travis “Chilly Tee” Knight


Music Stories
If hip-hop albums were measured solely by the production, then Portland’s best rap record was made not by Illmaculate, Lifesavas or even Cool Nutz, but by Travis “Chilly Tee” Knight. Bac   More
 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 TREE PALMEDO

What Makes a Marionberry a Marionberry?


Food Reviews & Stories
Marionberry In season July 10-Aug. 10. Oregon’s soon-to-be state food is a cross between the Chehalem and Olallie blackberries. It’s got a dark red to black color, has medium-sized seeds and   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 TREE PALMEDO

Album Review: Sean Flinn & the Royal We

The Lost Weekend (Glad I Did)


Album Reviews
[FEEL-GOOD INDIE] It’s easy to gloss over The Lost Weekend, the second album from Sean Flinn & the Royal We. With its sunny, medium-tempo indie-pop arrangements and vague lyrics about roma   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 TREE PALMEDO

Alaskan Reindeer Sausage: Had A Very Smoky Brat

Our 50 Plates tour continues with a tundra-themed hot dog from Beez Neez food truck.

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Summer is road-trip season, so we're taking a culinary tour of America. But because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we don't have to leave town to do it. We're traveling to 50 Portland restaurants to try one distinctive food from each state. Our   More
 
Monday, August 18, 2014 by TREE PALMEDO

Idaho Huckleberry Milkshake: What Mountain Men Drink with Their Kids

Our 50 Plates tour continues with a not-too-authentic mountain berry treat from Blueplate.

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Summer is road-trip season, so we're taking a culinary tour of America. But because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we don't have to leave town to do it. We're traveling to 50 Portland restaurants to try one distinctive food from each state. Our 50 Plates tour continues with a huckleberry milk...   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 by TREE PALMEDO

Bar Review: Turn! Turn! Turn! Record Shop Bar


Bar Reviews
Portlanders really want to make the record-store bar happen. Witness House of Records, Record Room, Music Millennium’s Kickstarter campaign for that purpose and, now, Turn! Turn! Turn! (8 NE K   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 TREE PALMEDO

Just Opened: The Sweatermakers

A review of a new play by Portlander Andrew Wardenaar.

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On dark, cold days, a cozy sweater can make all the difference. That’s the general conceit behind Portlander Andrew Wardenaar’s new play, The Sweatermakers, which in some ways feels like an exploration of another world entirely. The protagon...   More
 
Monday, August 11, 2014 by TREE PALMEDO
 

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